Nestled at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State, Clarens is a small town that was founded in 1912 and named for Clarens in Switzerland, where exiled Paul Kruger spent his last days. It’s nicknamed “the jewel of the Eastern Free State,” and anyone who has spent some time in this enchanting mountain village on a Clarens holiday will agree. It’s a real gem!
Clarens accommodation leans towards the charming. Expect cosy mountain cabins, quirky inns and spacious farm stays that families will love. Plus, withitswide variety of pet friendly accommodation, Clarens is a great choice for families with fur-children too. Wherever you stay, you will be surrounded by some of the most breathtaking beauty that South Africa has to offer, from the Maluti Mountains to the Rooiberge. Clarens is a fly-fishing hotspot, and draws eager anglers to its pristine dams and gurgling streams. Adventurers flock to the town to enjoy adrenaline-fueled pursuits, from white water river rafting in the Ash River to horseback riding, hot air ballooning, 4×4 trails, hiking, abseiling and mountain biking.
Culture vultures will have their fix too. The town is renowned for its resident artists and bohemian atmosphere, with many a restaurant and pub welcoming you with friendly Clarens hospitality.
Explore Khoisan rock art that is believed to be over 2000 years old.
See the legendary dinosaur footprints on a ClarensDinosaur tour.
Visit Titanic rocks.
Explore the Clarens Conservancy.
Peruse the town’s art galleries and vintage stores and take home a unique piece of art.
Ready to book your Clarens accommodation and pack the car for a road trip? Get in touch with us about our top Clarens holiday packages and enjoy the very best that this quaint village has to offer.
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